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the stock power filtering cap is just way too small and crappy. You want something a bit larger to enhance the lower end and you want something with better filtering characteristics.

My recomendations:
1000uf 16v Panasonic FM or Blackgate Std series
What are the diameters of these caps? I want to side mount one to maintain the 1 slot. Currently my video card HS bracket is touching the stock cap.
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how hard is it to replace just the capacitors in the board? I'm under the impression that since they mount through the PCB, and solder in place on the back, that they must be fairly easy to work with.

I haven't soldered on PCB before but have some old cards on which to practice. Is recapping the board worth it? I'm mostly concerned about longevity and durability, but improving sound quality is always a plus too. Can anyone recommend a particular model of cap for recapping the board? Are several different caps required?

I have satisfied with the op-amps so far, and it seems like replacing those would be a lot harder. I might consider them down the road.
actually Creative used crap PCBs and it's easier to replace the surface mount components on these cards than the through hole components.

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What are the diameters of these caps? I want to side mount one to maintain the 1 slot. Currently my video card HS bracket is touching the stock cap.
Look at the specs on the cap you are interested in. As a general rule, the higher the value and voltage rating, the larger the size.
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post #843 of 979
Thanks everybody and thanks for all the info on this forum i must say i have enjoy learning about this mod

yesterday I changed the opamp on my fatal1ty and i definitively found a positive change with it
I also would like to change the caps for black cage and get ERS paper but before I buying them from some online store why dont you guys PM and let me know if you can hook me up with some goodies
Edited by michelhack - 8/22/08 at 1:03am
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Thanks everybody and thanks for all the info on this forum i must say i have enjoy learning about this mod

yesterday I changed the opamp on my fatal1ty and i definitively found a positive change with it
I also would like to change the caps for black cage and get ERS paper but before I buying them from some online store why dont you guys PM and let me know if you can hook me up with some goodies
ERS is $20/sheet and the cap will run you about $7. I have ERS, but no cap. I doubt you'll find someone here who has both.

You can get both from either percyaudio or partsconnexion. Both have minimum orders though so if you aren't getting anything else you might as well just get a full ERS sheet to meet min order amount even though you only need 1/3 of the sheet.
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post #845 of 979
somewhere in the post I read that shorting the caps near the opamp would improve the sound... would anyone post a picture showing the caps that would need to be short.

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I walked into a dimly lit store full of coffee cans in the new Taipei computer market and what do I see? More caps than I know what to do with. They came in all shapes and sizes and colours (well mot many shapes). I though of you all immediately but did not buy, as this sound stuff is way over my tone deaf head.
 
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post #847 of 979
Dear SOLOZ2,

If I replace the original opamps with 5 (4 sur + 1 rec) LME49860MA SOIC Narrow will it be the same professional quality as the LM4562MA OR I should use only the LM4562MA?

It is very important for me and in my country LME49860MA is available but I trust in your advise!!!

Thanks.
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you would have to look at the specs to see if it is a suitable op-amp. I'm currently using opa627bp in my x-fi based card.
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I'm seconds away from buying a Prelude, should I get the prelude?
I'm thinking of upgrading my card.
Would I be able to run both cards at the same time?
Are there any better cards available or rumors of new ones? I haven't heard of any. $180 including tax and shipping.
Any suggestions?

Will this be better than the one I have in terms of bass response?
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I'm seconds away from buying a Prelude, should I get the prelude?
I'm thinking of upgrading my card.
Would I be able to run both cards at the same time?
Are there any better cards available or rumors of new ones? I haven't heard of any. $180 including tax and shipping.
Any suggestions?

Will this be better than the one I have in terms of bass response?
The Prelude is better... however this is not exactly the correct place to post such questions.
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